from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to rum: as, a rummy flavor.
  • Rum; queer.
  • noun A drunkard; also one who favors the liquor traffic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Slang Strange; odd.
  • noun Low One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable a card game with many rule variants, conceptually similar to mahjong.
  • noun countable a rum-drinking alcoholic.
  • adjective dated rum; peculiar; odd
  • adjective Resembling or tasting of rum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chronic drinker
  • adjective beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards


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  • as in a card game, or an alcoholic.

    March 11, 2007

  • or as in Donald Rumsfeld.

    May 6, 2007

  • '"...nothing scares a real rummy like the chance of a dry spell and getting the horrors."'

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012